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La casa del desierto

A new house designed by OFIS Architects demonstrates new possibilities in glass specification through a collaboration with glass manufacturers, Guardian Glass. Designed to withstand the Gorafe Desert (Province of Granada, Spain), which is considered one of the most adverse and... View Article

The Ellipsicoon pavilion

Introducing Ben van Berkel / UNStudio’s Ellipsicoon – part of the REVOLUTION PRECRAFTED pavilion series. A place of rest, retreat and mindfulness, the Ellipsicoon creates a tranquil nomadic extension to the home: a detached, secluded space of immersion in nature.... View Article

Step into the daylight

If you have ever had to spend any amount of time in a dingy office, or under the harsh glare of strip lights, you will know how uncomfortable and draining it can be. In addition to being thoroughly demotivating, being... View Article

Quote of the Week – 14th May 2018

“I don’t think that architecture is only about shelter, is only about a very simple enclosure. It should be able to excite you, to calm you, to make you think.” – Zaha... View Article

Using Glassfibre Reinforced Concrete as a structural element

The Crossrail passenger tunnels at London’s Tottenham Court Road, Liverpool Street and Whitechapel stations are advancing the use of Glassfibre Reinforced Concrete (GRC supplied to Crossrail by GRC UK) into entirely new territory. Working from a Grimshaw concept design, Laing... View Article

HOK-Designed LG Science Park Opens in Seoul

One of the world’s largest corporate research campuses is now open for business. At more than 1 million square metres (the equivalent of 152 football pitches), LG Science Park in Seoul’s Magok District unites staff from eight of LG’s Korean... View Article

Will brick facades slip up?

Arup’s Alexis Harrison says that while the bricks sector has responded to increased demand from architects seeking to use the material in highly crafted exteriors, they still have questions about the long-term performance of brick slips. When I joined the... View Article
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Homes fit for Brits

The British take their homes seriously. If we’re not putting up shelves, mowing the lawn or staining the fence, we’re no doubt watching Grand Designs explaining to each other knowingly why that space-age carbon-neutral windmill will never come in on... View Article

Specifying hardwood timber external doorsets

Urban Front offer a RIBA certified CPD: Specifying Hardwood Timber Doorsets which has been updated for 2017 to include for changes in building regs and to include the more complicated fitting of timber doorsets into frameless glass and architectural glass.... View Article
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